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When we reduce human behaviour down to its basic motivations then we find that ALL behaviour is rooted in either fear or love.

"In enjoyment, there is fear of disease; in social position, there is fear of falling off; in wealth, there is the fear of loss; in honor, there is the fear of humiliation; in power, there is the fear of foes; in beauty, there is the fear of accident and old age; in scriptural erudition, there is the fear of opponents; in virtue, there is the fear of traducers; in body, there is the fear of death; everything in this world pertaining to men is attended with fear; understanding alone leads to fearlessness."

So many human problems have their roots in fear. Each chakra has a fear response that we must overcome. All fear is based upon attachment which is rooted in our spiritual ignorance. Ultimately the fear of death - the soul's attachment to the physical body - is due to the spiritual ignorance that deludes us to believe that the soul is the physical body.

  • We fear not having enough so we become greedy and stockpile provisions thus preventing others having their fare share.
  • We fear being ridiculed so we hide our feelings.
  • We fear being rejected and hurt so we avoid real relationships.
  • We fear losing what we have so we cling tightly and drive people away.
  • We fear being alone so we put up with unsatisfactory relationships.
  • We fear our own intelligence because people in our past showed us how to be stupid, because they too feared themselves.
  • We fear our own misery so we become jealous of those who are happy.
  • We fear our own happiness so we become a tyrant martyr and prevent ourselves and others from being happy.
  • We fear our positive qualities because the herd tells us to hide them.
  • We fear life because we have been conditioned to feel inadequate.
  • We fear death because we don't understand our Transcendent identity (as Existence).
  • And so on...

Fear is at the root of so many of our problems. When we acknowledge this, then we can begin to dissolve and disperse our fears. We can learn how to rid ourselves of irrational fear.

  • Unresolved fear/trauma/conflict leads to denial, ignorance, and hatred - Disease.
  • Resolved fear leads us to integration, understanding, compassion, wisdom and love - Ease.

We can begin to understand our fears by understanding how we relate to our Chakra System. Do we have a lot of fear concerning one or more of the chakras? If so, we need to work with our chakras and change our attitudes and thus abandon our fearful relationship with them.

Fear or love?

Our behaviour is either based on fear, selfishness (a form of fear), or love

AngerFear of trespass or loss
Hatred
Wrath
Fear of things we don't understand or like
GreedFear of not having enough
Envy
Jealousy
Fear of inadequacy, of not being good enough, fear-based comparision or unhealthy competition with others
Sloth
Laziness
Fear of being good enough, of being ok, of being adequate, of being independent, fear of excelling, fear of success and greatness
Blame
Projection
Fear of accepting our own faults, inadequacies, problems, issues, and mistakes
DenialFear of accepting oneself, fear of enjoying the goodness in life, fear of that which is being denied
EgotismFear of equality, fear of being "on the level", fear of good relationships, fear of others, fear of spiritual reality
Inferiority
Superiority
Similar to egotism
FRANK SANT'AGAT On Love and Fear

Love and fear are the only Emotions we as human entities are able to express. All the others are just sub-categorical Emotions. For example, on love's side there is joy, peacefulness, happiness, forgiveness, and a host of others. On the other hand, fear reflects: hate, depression, guilt, inadequacy, discontentment, prejudice, anger, attack, and so on.

Love and fear can not coexist. Where one is, the other can't be also. The one will leave immediately, should the other enter its presence. If you find yourself in a situation where you are experiencing great joy, and are suddenly overtaken by fear, the joy is gone! But it works the other way too: If you are terrorized, frightened, or otherwise threatened in any way, all you need to do is turn to the love within, and the fear disappears.

Learning to make the active choice to love and not fear in every situation is the way to find inner peace in this world. Yes, I said choice! We all choose what we wish to see in every situation, at every moment. Most of the time we choose based on what we learned in the past. It is what we were taught by our parents, teachers, peers, doctors, employers, etc. and what we were brought up to believe we should do. We act on laws that we made to control our behavior and that of others so that we may live in an orderly society. When someone gets "out of order" they may be disliked, fined, incarcerated or killed. Sometimes, entire countries get "out of order" and our answer is to declare war on them. These are all things that are done out of FEAR. We fear that, if someone is out of control, that is, not following the rules we set up for them to follow, they are a threat to us, and we fear they will harm us in some way. So we react to our fear by attacking them first. That is the way of this world. The law of the jungle so to speak; eat or be eaten; kill or be killed. That is the way of fear!

The way of LoveWisdomGoodness is quite the opposite. It makes no rules, no laws, for they are not needed! If everyone lived God's law; the law of LoveWisdomGoodness, no other laws would be needed. Laws that protect our bodies would not be needed because we would not wish to harm another. Property would not be in jeopardy because we would not wish to deprive another. We would not use drugs because our LoveWisdomGoodness for our selves would prevent self-destruction. We would not drive recklessly, or at excessive speeds or under the influence because we might hurt some one or our selves. We would not sue any one, or lie or cheat or deprive or take advantage of them. A world without fear would not need lawyers, courts, police, or jails, because every one would trust and care for one another. Prices would not go up, work would be done right by service oriented businesses, foods would not have harmful ingredients, workers would not be exploited, etc. But that is not the way of a world built on fear! We as individual entities, sharing one God mind can make a world of LoveWisdomGoodness. We can do this by keeping connected to our Source, which in fact we are, but need to open our awareness to it.

Love is LIGHT. Fear is DARKNESS. When you turn on a light, darkness is no more. There is not a trace of it left! There is not even a hint of darkness ever having been there! God is LOVE. Love is light. We are all children of God, therefore, in truth, we are only LOVE. When we act out of fear, we are turning out the light, denying our truth, and entering into the darkness. We leave our love behind and attempt to be something we are not. We attempt to be apart from our Source; apart from God.

Let us try again this day. Let us tune in to LoveWisdomGoodnessPeace; to peace, joy, and happiness.


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